The New York Council on Problem Gambling Announces 2013 Annual Conference

NYCPG Annual Conference Brings Leading Experts on Problem Gambling to Albany on September 17-18, 2013

ALBANY, NY--(Marketwired - Sep 12, 2013) - The New York Council on Problem Gambling, a not-for-profit independent corporation dedicated to increasing public awareness about problem and compulsive gambling, announces their 2013 Annual Conference, taking place on September 17 and 18 at the Albany Marriott on Wolf Road.

The Council is very pleased to have Arlene González-Sánchez, Commissioner, New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services and Robert Williams, Acting Executive Director, NYS Gaming Commission joining the conference this year to address the importance of a continued focus on problem and responsible gambling in New York State.

"The New York State Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) provides services for problem gamblers through facilities and programs across New York State. We are pleased to partner with the NYS Gaming Commission and the NYCPG on raising awareness of problem gambling through the Responsible Play Partnership," said Commissioner Arlene González-Sánchez. "I know the conference will bring people together to find ways to foster responsible gambling in New York State."

"As the state's regulatory agency overseeing all gambling in New York, we are proud to take part in the New York Council on Problem Gambling's annual conference," said Robert Williams, Acting Executive Director of the New York State Gaming Commission. "Promoting and ensuring responsible gaming policies are key priorities of the Gaming Commission, and we support the important work that the Council on Problem Gambling does across the state. We take the issue of problem gambling seriously and are committed to continue working with our colleagues who provide essential treatment services."

The two-day event will touch on a number of topics related to problem gambling awareness and recovery. Speakers will be visiting the Capital District from across the country to present the latest in addiction research. These professionals include mental health doctors, executive directors of prevention programs and researchers.

"We're excited about the lineup of presentations and speakers at this year's conference," said Jim Maney, the executive director of NYCPG. "They reflect our commitment of bringing together the best minds in addiction recovery."

The hour-long presentations will cover a wide-range of subjects including how the human brain reacts to addiction, addiction recovery, how recovery has changed in the world of technology, how gambling has changed in the 21st century and more. The overall goal for the conference is to provide the most up-to-date research and educational resources for professionals working to help problem gamblers.

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About the New York Council on Problem Gambling
The New York Council on Problem Gambling is a not-for-profit dedicated to increasing public awareness about problem and compulsive gambling. Serving as a resource to all New Yorkers seeking more information on assistance for problematic gamblers, the Council represents a new opportunity for those seeking help. The NYCPG also hosts a microsite, called KnowTheOdds, to make connecting problem gamblers with resources easier. 

Contact Information:

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Phone: 518.465.8829 x 211